Self-catering Nightmares

Posted on: April 30th, 2009 Posted by

Choosing a self-catering vacation rental is an adventure. Even going through tried and true sites or companies to rent your accommodations does not mean you end up where or with what you expected. The trouble then comes with finding a way to fix the situation. Most rental managers are NOT on site and you may only have a phone number for contacting the rental manager. Here are just a few of the situations that have come up for travelers in the past.

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10 Things you do not need on a Self-Catering Trip

Posted on: April 23rd, 2009 Posted by

Now you might be thinking, since you are renting a home or apartment on your self-catering holiday, that you have to bring everything including the kitchen sink.  This is just not so.  Most places you stay have all the amenities that a regular furnished home would have available.  However, it is very important that you check both the property description and speak to the agency or person from whom you are renting, to find out exactly what is included in the rental cost.

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There is nothing better than a good old fashioned fry-up, but in this day and age of calorie counting we can’t leave a good thing alone. We just can’t resist taking a glimpse of the calorie content of this traditional breakfast. A traditional fry-up breakfast that includes one fried egg, one slice of bacon, one piece of sausage, fried toast, baked beans, and tomatoes can add up to about 950 calories, which can be half to a third of most people’s total calorie count for the day. For reference purposes, women typically need between 1,600-2,000 calories per day while men need about 2,000-2,500 per day. These average calorie counts are for those who are trying to maintain their weight rather than for those trying to lose weight.

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Best European Self-Catering Breaks

Posted on: April 9th, 2009 Posted by

As the recession takes hold, more people are considering a self-catering holiday, either at home in the UK or in Europe. Responsibletravel.com, the ethical travel company, claims to have seen hits on its website rise by 81% each year as more and more people enquire about self-catering green accommodation. Self-catering holidays in general have also seen an increase of up to 54%. Often groups of up to 10 people will search for group holiday accommodation. As Justin Francis, the co-founder of responsibletravel.com says, clubbing together for a family holiday can be a great money-saving solution, especially for those with very young children. Sharing the babysitting and cooking makes a welcome break for parents.

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Dangerous Cities – Places to Avoid

Posted on: April 3rd, 2009 Posted by

Unless you have a death wish, and a strict deadline within which to enforce it, there are destinations in the world that are best avoided.

This is the guy we're talking about

This is the guy we're talking about

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